Hollywood Cinema

28 Marriner Street, Sumner,
Christchurch 8081

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Hollywood, Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

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Located in the seaside suburb of Sumner, the Hollywood Cinema opened on 21st April 1938 with Tyrone Power in “Wings of the Morning”. It had an original seating capacity of 500. Throughout its life, it has always remained an independently operated cinema.

In 1976 a second screen was added. A third screen was added in 1999. Current seating is 202, 72, and 139.

Contributed by Lost Memory

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Bradley Knewstubb
Bradley Knewstubb on March 4, 2009 at 4:56 am

This cinema opened in 1941.

Bradley Knewstubb
Bradley Knewstubb on July 15, 2009 at 7:26 am

Sorry “Lost memory”, but web site date incorrect. I have research all the cinemas in Christchurch, and the Hollywood, Sumner definitely opened in 1941.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 15, 2009 at 8:06 am

The 1937 film “Wings of the Morning” starred Henry Fonda, not Tyrone Power and was about horse racing. It could of course still have been the opening film in 1941. The only film starring Tyrone Power around the 1941 opening could have been in “A Yank in the RAF”.

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